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    For children with autism, language skills can be taught using 2-D and 3-D matching skills. Matching is the ability to see two things and recognize that they are the same. Matching skills improve concentration, train..
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    Teaching Language Skills to Children with Autism Using 2-D and 3-D Matching

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Lesson Plans

    Do you homeschool your child with autism? Have you ever wanted to try homeschooling, but self-doubt or a lack of resources held you back? Through ARIS, Stages Learning Materials, which has over 20 years of experience in..
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    The Autism Home School Solution: Academic Readiness Intervention System (ARIS) A Comprehensive Curriculum for Children with Autism

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Teaching with Pictures, Inclusive Education, Autism and Language, Autism Treatment Options, Parents, Articles

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    Fine Motor Skill Milestones Fine motor skills are the coordination of small muscle movements. Fine motor skills are the ability to make movements in our eyes, wrists, hands, and fingers. Many everyday tasks require..
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    11 Strategies to Help Your Child with Autism Develop Fine Motor Skills

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Advice for Parents and Caregivers, Autism and Physical Spaces, Infant/Toddler (0-3), Elementary (4-12), Articles

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    The explosion of apps available on tablets like the iPad has been an exciting opportunity for children with autism. It may come as no shock to parents and educators that in general, children with autism prefer and are..
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    Choosing iPad Apps for Children with Autism

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    Language Builder ARIS Complete Autism Curriculum

    Lesson Overview: Students will use Language Builder cards with the Language Builder App to practice similar matching in both a digital and physical setting.
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    Using the Free Language Builder App and Language Builder Cards Together

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Autism Technology

    Lesson Description Students will use the “Picture Identification” activity within the Language Builder app to call out the bingo prompt.  
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    Using the Language Builder App with Picture Bingo

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Language Builder App, Autism and Language, Autism Technology, Lesson Plans

    So you’ve just downloaded the new Language Builder app. That means you can throw out all your paper flash cards right? NO!! As you may have already realized through our previous blogs, we are big proponents for blending..
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    Using the Language Builder App and Language Builder Cards Together

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Autism & Preschool Lesson Plans, Language Builder App, Autism and Language, Autism Technology, Parents, Lesson Plans

    Most early childhood classrooms are stocked with blocks, crayons, puzzles, and many other tools that support fine motor development. With the iPad becoming ubiquitous across all subject areas in the classroom, does this..
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    Using Apps to Support Fine Motor Development

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    Topics: Early Childhood Education, Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Autism Technology, Parents, Articles

    Building on our theme of blending hands-on and digital learning, the holidays are a great time to utilize technology to help kids understand tradition and explore not only the world around them, but also beyond their..
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    Blending Hands-on and Digital Learning: Holiday Edition

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Parents, Articles

    This past week Stages Learning Materials fled the arctic tundra of Boston and Cincinnati to (what we thought would be) the warmer weather of Austin, Texas and SXSWedu. What is SXSWedu? It is an annual conference filled..
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    SXSWedu Special Education Overview

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Parents, Articles

    Are you still on the fence about letting your child use an iPad or other mobile technologies?  The latest survey by Common Sense Media shows that even since their last survey two years ago, media habits of children have..
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    Blending Hands-On and Digital Learning Part 3

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Parents, Adult (22+), Articles

    Continuing with our series on blending digital and hands-on learning, we are going to switch focus today from one-on-one activities to ways to blend hands-on and digital learning in a whole group (classroom) setting. ..
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    Blending Hands-On and Digital Learning Part 2

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    I know, I know – you just conquered Facebook so why should you even consider joining yet ANOTHER social media network? Believe it or not, Twitter is more than just a status update community. It is a great way to network..
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    Not on Twitter? Reasons Why You Should Be

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Parents, Articles

    Stages Learning Materials presents a new blog series to discuss blending digital and hands-on learning. Mixed messages abound when it comes to using technology in early childhood. In a recent Edutopia article, Beth..
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    Blending Hands-On and Digital Learning Part 1

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    Topics: Blending Hands-on & Digital Activities, Elementary (4-12), Teen (13-17), Articles